Friday, July 10, 2015

Blogging and Archaeology – please help a researcher!

Part of a Google Image Search for 'Chapple Archaeology Blog' (Source)
I’ve recently been contacted by Fleur Schinning, a post-graduate student in Heritage Management at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the use of blogs and social media and how they contribute to the accessibility of archaeology in the Netherlands. For comparative material, she will be looking at a number of blogs from the UK and the USA (where archaeological blogging appears to be widely accepted). I’m honoured that she has asked me, and the readers of this blog, to participate in her research.

If you can spare even a few minutes, she would be very grateful if you could complete a simple questionnaire to share your thoughts about this blog. Here:

As a reward for your assistance, you will be entered into a draw for six issues of ArchaeologyMagazine.

Many thanks,


PS - a number of fellow bloggers are also participating in this research (and have replicated my idea for a suitable image ... imitation being the greatest form of flattery, etc.). If you've got the time and the interest, please go and check out their work and complete the survey for their blogs:

Spencer Carter's Microburin site: here
Terry O'Hagan's Vox Hiberionacum site: here

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